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Italy, France agree migrants must be distributed around the EU

09 September, 2019 9:23 am 9:23 am

ROME (Reuters) – The European Union (EU) must introduce a new, automatic system of taking in migrants saved from the Mediterranean, the leaders of Italy and France said, as they sought to patch up bruised bilateral relations. Italy has long complained that it has been left alone to deal with the hundreds of thousands of … Read More

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France tells Italy ‘Basta! – withdraws envoy after war of words

02 February, 2019 11:07 am 11:07 am

PARIS/ROME (Reuters) – France recalled its ambassador to Italy, a remarkable diplomatic split between neighbours and European Union allies, after what it described as “repeated, baseless” attacks by Italian political leaders against France. The rupture, the first withdrawal of a French envoy to Rome since World War Two, was announced by the foreign ministry. Diplomats … Read More

Former world champion Rocchigiani dies in Italy after being hit by car

10 October, 2018 9:40 am 9:40 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s former world super-middleweight and light-heavyweight champion Graciano Rocchigiani has died aged 54 in southern Italy after being hit by a car while out walking, officials said on Tuesday. The boxer, who had an Italian father and German mother, had held both the IBF super-middleweight title from 1988 to 1989 as well … Read More